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Boys Cross Country Wins Tri-Meet With Tigers, Locomotives




Jacob Gobrogge turned in an

Jacob Gobrogge turned in an “awesome performance” at the Antwerp Invitational, said Mike Wachtmann, AHS coach.- photo by D.J. Neuenschwander

Archbold cross country teams traveled to Montpelier, Tuesday, Oct. 2, for a tri-meet with Liberty Center and Montpelier.

Archbold won the boys meet with a low score of 24 points, followed by Montpelier, 31. Liberty Center didn’t have enough runners to score.

Montpelier won the girls meet with 26, followed very closely by Archbold, 29. Liberty Center didn’t have enough runners to score.

Boys

The first Archbold runner to cross the finish line was Brian Grime. He was 2nd, 18:45.

He was followed by Colin Shannon, 4th, 19:44; Michael Volkman, 5th, 20:05; Justin Storrer, 6th, 20:41; and Jacob Gobrogge, 8th, 21:09.

Montpelier’s Josh Straka won, 18:17.

Girls

The first Archbold runner was Katrina Gobrogge. She placed 2nd, 23:27.

Laura Bowman, 6th, 25:07; Jackie Bell, 7th, 25:12; Aleah Lambright, 8th, 25:18; Rahel Frie, 10th, 28:12.

Other Streaks and times: 12. Amanda Storrer, 31:19; 13. Paige Price, 35:37.

“I am very pleased with the way the athletes ran,” said Mike Wachtmann, coach. “A few seconds separated the girls from first place.

“The boys won by running consistent times. Jacob Gobrogge did well, and set a personal record.”

Archer Invitational

The Streaks ran at the Antwerp Archer Invitational, Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Blue Streak boys placed 7th. Antwerp won, 61. Fairview 2nd, 63; Patrick Henry 3rd, 77.

The AHS girls placed 3rd, 106. Winning was Ottoville, 33; Ayersville, 2nd, 48.

Boys

Antwerp 61, Fairview 63, Patrick Henry 77, Ottoville 104, Hicksville 114, Edgerton 132, Archbold 162, Parkway 172.

Grime was the first Streak in18th, 18:54.

Volkman, 31st, 19:31; Shannon, 37th, 19:58; Storrer, 38th, 19:59; J. Gobrogge, 49th, 21:02.

Edgerton’s Jordan Karnes won, 16:38.

Girls

Ottoville 33, Ayersville 48, Archbold 106, Antwerp 106, Fairview 125, Patrick Henry 126, Edgerton 142, Parkway 210

K. Gobrogge was 1st for Archbold. She was 5th, 21:38.

Bell, 18th, 24:02; Bowman, 25th, 24:45; Lambright, 27th, 24:53; Frie, 36th, 26:44; Price, 50th, 29:31; Storrer, 51st, 29:40.

Ottoville’s Shayla Siefker won, 19:39.

“I was very impressed with the performances of the athletes,” said Wachtmann. “We train to peak at the end of the season, and the times are certainly reflecting that.

“Paige Price and Jacob Gobrogge turned in awesome performances, substantially improving their previous best times. Everyone ran solid races.

“This is exactly what we want to see at next week’s Northwest Ohio Athletic League meet. The girls team tied (at Antwerp) for third in an eight-team field, depth that we have not seen in several years.”

The NWOAL meet is Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Deshler Airport, hosted by Patrick Henry High School. The girls race starts at 10 a.m., followed by the boys.

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